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by svrsig
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 20195

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

Is there an online version of that for RiscOS?
Yes try http://foundation.riscos.com/Private/manuals/
by svrsig
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Acorn AFK60 monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Acorn AFK60 monitor

As a VGA monitor cannot tell the GPU (via EDID) what screen mode to use, the GPU knows something is connected to the HDMI socket (and therefore outouts on that socket rather than use composite video) but guesses a (modern) resolution like 1080p. The 'config.txt' file can specify a particular resolut...
by svrsig
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

I was expecting an .img file, not a .bz2 file!
7zip will extract the .img file that is inside the bz2 file. The image is 1876Mbytes decompressed.
by svrsig
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

The official RISC OS SD card image is now available from the http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/images/ foundation web site. The announcement is here: http://www.riscosopen.org/news/
by svrsig
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

and found that all alpha distros were withdrawn with the implication that they may not have been lawful.
Not true. They were removed because alpha testing was concluded and the official distribution was imminent.
by svrsig
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames

rpi-update

What is this? Does it run under RISC OS?
by svrsig
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames

Out of curiosity, how did you update? I just copied the files from github. But I copied them as lower case, not realising that they had to be in upper case. Once renamed as upper case, they were fine. It is nothing to do with the length of the filename. Strangely they are presented in lower case on...
by svrsig
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames

So, how can 'config.txt' or 'start.elf' be a long filename? I can only count 5 or 6 characters before the dot. I think it is actually capitalisation not length. A bit of sloppy programming perhaps?

So one needs to be careful also about 'kernel=kernel_emergency.img' as this will no longer work either?
by svrsig
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

Re: New firmware fails

but then I didn't use rpi-update to get the new firmware Nor me. One suggestion is that the new files are case-sensitive (which was not previously the case [no pun intended]). This opens a can of worms as the FAT partition is often read and written on systems that are not case sensitive - like Wind...
by svrsig
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New firmware fails with long FAT filenames
Replies: 16
Views: 1969

New firmware fails with long FAT filenames

The new firmware (21Oct) on github does not work yet. My Pi just sits there with the red LED lit but does nothing. Going back to 1Oct and it works perfectly. I have a 512M Pi.
by svrsig
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Updated GPU firmware
Replies: 308
Views: 176279

Re: Updated GPU firmware

There is a new firmware update. It's a partial update which includes the new vdec3 but not vchiq. It doesn't require a new kernel.
Please test and report.
But vchiq is essential for some software - particularly RISC OS. Please return it immediately!
by svrsig
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Recover the fat partition The SD card image (which is 2Gbytes in size) has been carefully prepared so that the 'HForm' image has partition tables that protect it from other systems. Your method will produce an unprotected RISC OS partition with a FAT partition placed according to the previous parti...
by svrsig
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: RISC OS on the Pi Book
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

RISC OS on the Pi Book

Just to make it easier, I have created a short book showing how to use RISC OS on the Pi and what it has to offer.

Try it here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/hall-christoph ... 16059.html
by svrsig
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Well, I hope Aemulor is out for the Raspberry Pi someday.
It should be very soon. Meanwhile here is a book to show how to get RISC OS started on the Pi:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/hall-christoph ... 16059.html
by svrsig
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

How do I get the latest image?
Still in alpha but it shouldn't be long before a beta version is available.

The booting up process is now much nicer to watch see here http://www.svrsig.org/images/PiBoot.gif:

Image
by svrsig
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Risc OS set-up
Replies: 11
Views: 3522

Re: Risc OS set-up

Use the 24Jul distro. ZapFonts and ZapUser are already in the right places. Zap itself is in the programming directory and should just run from there. If you like it then add it to Apps.
by svrsig
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?
Replies: 20
Views: 5073

Re: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?

the FAT32 part only contains as you would expect. RISCOS.IMG I assume that the Risc Os bits are all inside this file. No - this is 6Mbytes of ROM. What you cannot see, except under RISC OS, is the RISC OS partition. If you start up the Pi [all of the stuff to do this is in the FAT partition], RISC ...
by svrsig
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Risc OS set-up
Replies: 11
Views: 3522

Re: Risc OS set-up

Every reboot, !NetSurf starts with the welcome screen. Closing that each time is irritating. I've looked through !boot.choices, and other places, but can't find where it's set up. How do I get rid of it? !Boot.Choices.Boot.Tasks.Help One final query. I can see the normal Risc OS "partition", but wh...
by svrsig
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?
Replies: 20
Views: 5073

Re: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?

The RISCOS_Alpha_24Jul2012.img contains the following in the FAT partition plus a whole RISC OS partition occupying 1700Mbytes of the card. Can someone please explain what I am doing wrong thanks When you put the SD card image onto the card and boot the Pi, it should start up in RISC OS. You should...
by svrsig
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?
Replies: 20
Views: 5073

Re: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?

Also I don't know how to setup a harddisk4 image to use with the Raspberry Pi
Use the alpha distro here: http://www.svrsig.org/RISCOS_Distro.zip with these instructions:
http://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/document ... 20image%29
by svrsig
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Did you plug in a network cable???? if not just hit the escape then you will get to the desktop. The latest alpha distro will now time out (20s or so) if there is no network cable (or no DHCP server) so there is no longer any need to press 'Escape'. Obviously with no network cable, then there is no...
by svrsig
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?
Replies: 20
Views: 5073

Re: Totally new to RISCOS-Books?

Have you loaded the RISC OS alpha distro and tried it yet? It is a whopping 21.7 Mbtes to download the 2Gbyte SD card image (here http://www.svrsig.org/RISCOS_Distro.zip ). Updates also issued here: http://www.svrsig.org/AlphaUp.zip with incremental updates following: http://www.svrsig.org/AlphaUp5....
by svrsig
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Does anyone know if you can run Zarch on the RiscOS port for RPi? I understand that Zarch/Lander was written in machine code and so would not run on the latest ARM chips. Several changes took place over the years - the ARM3 split data and instruction caches, then the 26bit PC mode disappeared, then...
by svrsig
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 94348

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

How to .. BASIC ... Select !MultiTask program which should then appear on taskbar Drag a BASIC file from a directory viewer onto the !MultiTask icon on the icon bar and it (i) sets the current directory to where the BASIC file came from and (ii) drops you into BASIC with the file loaded. The 'edit'...
by svrsig
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Jam - Silicon Valley July 21, 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Raspberry Jam - Silicon Valley July 21, 2012

Have you thought of featuring the current alpha distro of RISC OS? Only 21 Mbyte download (here http://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/Software%20information:%20Development%20%28ROM%20image%29 ) and it boots up in 20 seconds into a GUI desktop with working networking. Just to tease and in...

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